<p>I'm new to these boards so I apologize in advance if I break any kind of rules or etiquette. Here are my academic stats:</p>
<p>University of Alabama at Birmingham
Sophomore, 34 Hours completed, 3.59 Cumulative GPA.
<p>I haven't declared a major yet but I'm certain that it will be either Finance or Economics. I also plan to have a career in that field. I'm very unhappy with my current college and I'd like to start planning a transfer to a new college for the Fall 2011 semester. When I send my transcript in I should be at 49 hours and my GPA will be slightly higher. </p>
<p>I have a few schools in mind but I'm not sure whether or not they are realistic possibilities or just dream schools :/ . I'd like to send applications to 9 schools that have strong undergraduate programs in Finance or Economics. This would consist of three schools I can easily get into but are still respected programs, three schools that would be a realistic possibility, and three schools that would qualify as dream schools. Would Vanderbilt be within reach?</p>